A zigzag pattern.
- Zigzag describes something that goes in a line with sharp turns and angles.
An example of something zigzag is the type of cut made with pinking shears.
- The definition of a zigzag is a pattern on a line with a sharp turns going in opposite directions at sharp angles.
An example of a zigzag is a stitch on sewing machine.
- a series of short, sharp angles or turns in alternate directions, as in a line or course
- something characterized by such a series, as a design, path, etc.
Origin of zigzagFr, probably from German zickzack, reduplicated, reduplication from zacke, a tooth, sharp prong or point
intransitive verb-·zagged·, -·zag·ging
- a. A line or course that proceeds by sharp turns in alternating directions.b. One of a series of such sharp turns.
- Something, such as a road or design, that exhibits one or a series of sharp turns.
verbzig·zagged, zig·zag·ging, zig·zags
Origin of zigzagFrench alteration of zic-zac from German Zickzack perhaps reduplication of Zacke tooth, cog from Middle High German zacke point, nail
(comparative more zigzag, superlative most zigzag)
- Moving in, or having a zigzag.
(third-person singular simple present zigzags, present participle zigzagging, simple past and past participle zigzagged)
- To move or to twist in a zigzag manner.